Architects\' Drawings



Architects' Drawings by Kendra Schank Smith
English | 18 Aug 2005 | ISBN: 0750657197 | 288 pages | PDF | 10 Mb


The sketch is a window into the architects mind. As creative designers, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think through the use of drawings to approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard as geniuses. This collection of sketches aims to provide this insight. Here for the first time, a wide range of world famous architects' sketches from the Renaissance to the present day can be seen in a single volume. The sketches have been selected to represent the concepts or philosophies of the key movements in architecture in order to develop an overall picture of the role of the sketch in the development of architecture. The book illustrates the work of designers as diverse as Andrea Palladio, Erich Mendelsohn, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Le Corbusier, Michelangelo, Alvar Aalto, Sir John Soane, Francesco Borromini, Walter Gropius, and contemporary architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry to name but a few. Each chronologically placed sketch is accompanied by text providing details about the architect’s life, a look at the sketch in context, and the connection to specific buildings where appropriate. Style, media and meaning are also discussed, developing an explanation of the architect’s thinking and intentions. <BR id="CRLF"><BR id="CRLF">As creative designers themselves, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think and draw and approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard as geniuses. This collection of sketches aims to provide this insight.<BR id="CRLF"><BR id="CRLF">Listed chronologically each sketch will be accompanied by a text which provides: A short synopsis/history of the architect's life; a look at the sketch in this context; the connection to a specific building (where appropriate); techniques of the sketch: style and media; meaning - what the sketch shows about the architect's thinking and intentions followed by a select bibliography for each section.



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Basics Architecture 01: Representational Techniques


Basics Architecture 01: Representational Techniques by Lorraine Farrelly
English | January 8, 2008 | ISBN: 2940373620 | 184 pages | PDF | 27 Mb


The first book in an exciting new series that spotlights the basics of architecture and design, Basics Architecture: Representational and Drawing Techniques is an easy-to-understand overview of the techniques used to represent architecture. From conceptual sketches to the working drawings required for construction, this book covers all the basics. Two- and three-dimensional methods, freehand sketching, cutting-edge computer modeling, and more are presented in examples from top professionals as well as students. Readers will learn how to present and plan layouts, make conceptual sketches, work with scale, use collage and photomontage to create contemporary images, and prepare and plan portfolios.



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The Structural Basis of Architecture, 3rd Edition


The Structural Basis of Architecture, 3rd Edition
2019 | ISBN: 1138651982, 1138651990 | English | 576 pages | PDF | 97 MB

This is a book that shows how to "see" structures as being integral to architecture. It engages a subject that is both about understanding the mechanical aspects of structure as well as being able to relate this to the space, form, and conceptual design ideas that are inherent to the art of building.


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Making Architecture Through Being Human: A Handbook of Design Ideas

Making Architecture Through Being Human: A Handbook of Design Ideas

2020 | ISBN: 0367204770, 0367204762 | 224 pages | PDF | 7 MB



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Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach
Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach by Mark Richards
English | 2020 | ISBN: 1492043451 | 422 Pages | EPUB | 52 MB


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Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design


Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design by Ashwani Bedi and Ramsey Dabby
English | 2019 | ISBN: 1138554375, 1138554383 | 240 pages | PDF | 48 MB


Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members―a beam, a girder, and a column―in a diagrammatic frame building. Through the application of a single Case Study across three key materials, the book illustrates the theory, principles, and process of structural design. The Case Study progresses step-by-step for each material, from determining tributary areas and loads through a member's selection and design.



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High Tech Architecture: A Style Reconsidered


High Tech Architecture: A Style Reconsidered
English | November 8th, 2019 | ISBN: 1785006452 | 176 pages | EPUB | 201.43 MB


 


High Tech - sometimes known as Structural Expression - is a style of Modern architecture that produced some of the most prominent and visually exciting buildings of the twentieth century. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation headquarters in Hong Kong, the Lloyd's of London headquarters in London, UK, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. Extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams, and accessibly written, High Tech Architecture - A style reconsidered discusses the intended meanings of the visual vocabulary involved in High Tech, and places the style in the broad context of other Modern architecture of the twentieth century. The book offers a balanced re-appraisal of the extravagant claims that have been made for High Tech, by its progenitors and architectural critics, as an architecture appropriate for the built environment of the future.


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BIM for Design Coordination: A Virtual Design and Construction Guide for Designers, General Contractors, and MEP Subcontractors


BIM for Design Coordination: A Virtual Design and Construction Guide for Designers, General Contractors, and MEP Subcontractors by Fernanda L. Leite
English | November 15th, 2019 | ISBN: 1119516013 | 192 pages | EPUB | 64.88 MB


A tactical guide to successful Virtual Design and Construction project coordination, featuring case studies from leading VDC firms.


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Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style

Architectural Digest, Amy Astley (Introduction), Anna Wintour (Foreword), "Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style"
ISBN: 1419733338 | 2019 | EPUB | 464 pages | 313 MB

A rich visual history of Architectural Digest, published for the magazine’s 100th anniversary



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The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture
The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture
English | 2009 | ISBN: 2940373914 | 200 pages | PDF | 42,4 MB

 

The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues.


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Build a Home Automation System for $100 Learn Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, Arduino and Node-RED
Build a Home Automation System for $100 Learn Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, Arduino and Node-RED
2018 | ISBN: n/a | English | 402 pages | PDF,EPUB,AZW3,MOBI | 49.5 MB

This is a premium step-by-step course to get you building a real world home automation system using open-source hardware and software.


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The Architecture Of Light (2nd Edition): A textbook of procedures and practices for the Architect, Interior Designer and Lighting Designer
The Architecture Of Light (2nd Edition): A textbook of procedures and practices for the Architect, Interior Designer and Lighting Designer
English | 2012 | 337 Pages | ISBN: 0980061717 | PDF | 10 mb

 

Welcome to the Second Edition! The Architecture of Light makes lighting design approachable. This vivid, image packed text of lighting concepts and techniques serves as the perfect companion for lighting design students and professionals alike. Built around a successful teaching curriculum, this text provides a logical step by step progression through the phases of conceptualizing, refining, drafting and presenting lighting design. Written by a practicing professional lighting designer who is also an award winning design instructor, The Architecture of Light presents a perfect blend of visual design tools and fundamental lighting knowledge. In addition to theory and discussion, The Architecture of Light also provides complete chapters of common lighting details, case studies and a catalog of specific lighting tools. Every architect, interior designer and design student deserves a working knowledge of lighting design and this single book makes it possible.

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Understanding Architecture Through Drawing
Understanding Architecture Through Drawing
English | 273 Pages | ISBN: 0415444144 | PDF | 22 MB
 

This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design.


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Drawing Architecture and the Urban

Drawing Architecture and the Urban by Sam Jacoby
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1118879406 | 328 pages | EPUB | 35 MB

 
Drawing is an important means to analyse information and develop rigorous arguments both conceptually and visually. Going beyond the how-to drawing manual, this book provides an instrumental approach to drawing, especially computer-generated drawings; it outlines how drawings should be used to convey clear and analytical information in the process of design, as well as the communication and discussion of a project. In depth examples are provided how to communicate effectively. The final section demonstrates how to transform case-studies, directly connecting an analytical approach with the design process.


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Architectural Drawing, 2nd Edition
Architectural Drawing, 2nd Edition by David Dernie
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1780671709 | 208 pages | PDF | 36 MB
 
Architectural Drawing focuses on the exciting possibilities for representing the built environment using allthe techniquesboth traditional and digitalthat are now available. Packed with practical information thebook illustrates all the key types and media of drawingfrom sketches to working detailsand includes some of the best examples by practicing architects. This book will be an indispensable practical resource in architectural schools.


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Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build
Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build by Jennifer Hudson
English | October 13, 2010 | ISBN: 1856696979 | PDF | 240 pages | 53.2 MB


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Basics Landscape Architecture 02: Ecological Design
Nancy Rottle, "Basics Landscape Architecture 02: Ecological Design"
English | ISBN: 2940411441 | 2011 | 184 pages | PDF | 29 MB


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Revealing Architectural Design: Methods, Frameworks and Tools
Revealing Architectural Design: Methods, Frameworks and Tools
by Philip Plowright

English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415639018 | 353 Pages | PDF | 13 MB
 
The act of architectural design is an application of method. Yet, method in architecture, as in all design fields, is considered to be indescribable, unexplainable, personal and intuitive. However, this is not entirely true. Revealing Architectural Design introduces the reader to architecture from the point of view of thinking processes including definitions of domains and syntax, techniques of creative and analytic thinking, and issues of relevance. Using straightforward language and examples, the book is an advanced primer connecting thinking and decision-making to constant, underlying frameworks that create the architectural design process.


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Foundations of Architecture. The World\'s Oldest Books on Geometry, Architecture and Urban Design
Foundations of Architecture. The World's Oldest Books on Geometry, Architecture and Urban Design by Nikola SEGEDI
English | February 1, 2019 | ISBN-13: 9780648482215 | 170 pages | PDF | 1.65 Mb
 
Contrary to commonly held assumptions about the foundations of architecture in classical antiquity, the author contends that the theory of architecture as an art of designing and constructing buildings did not primarily originate from the Ancient Greek and Roman writings. Rather, he portrays the mega-structures quoted in the ancient manuscripts of the Holy Land, while boldly re-identifying the theory of architecture – whose origins formerly believed to be found in the philosophical and mathematical works of Euclid, Pythagoras and Vitruvius, as messianism and theology. This pocketbook is a breakthrough manual that enhances our basic understanding of the early formation of the theory of architecture at the nexus of Hebrew Scriptures.


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Your Architecture Career: How to Build a Successful Professional Life
Your Architecture Career: How to Build a Successful Professional Life by Gary Unger
English | July 17th, 2018 | ISBN: 1621536343, 1621537021 | 272 pages | EPUB | 14.23 MB


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Black & Decker Readymade Home Furniture: Easy Building Projects Made from Off-the-Shelf Items
 
Black & Decker Readymade Home Furniture: Easy Building Projects Made from Off-the-Shelf Items by Chris Peterson
English | January 16th, 2019 | ISBN: 0760361622 | 144 pages | EPUB | 29.75 MB


You might not think it, but home stores carry all the furniture you'd find in a show room; it's just not assembled yet. Black & Decker Readymade Home Furniture shows you how.


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Architecture, Media, and Memory: Facing Complexity in Post-9/11 New York
Architecture, Media, and Memory: Facing Complexity in Post-9/11 New York by Joel McKim
English | December 13, 2018 | ISBN: 1350037664 | EPUB/PDF | 176 pages | 4.4/17 MB


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The LEGO Architecture Idea Book: 1001 Ideas for Brickwork, Siding, Windows, Columns, Roofing, and Much, Much More
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book: 1001 Ideas for Brickwork, Siding, Windows, Columns, Roofing, and Much, Much More by Alice Finch
2018 | ISBN: 1593278217 | English | 232 pages | AZW3 | 132 MB


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Processes of Creating Space : An Architectural Design Workbook
Processes of Creating Space : An Architectural Design Workbook by Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson
English | 2017 | ISBN: 113890368X | 254 Pages | PDF | 214 MB


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